Rebecca Millard

25 May 1724–22 March 1798 (Age 73)
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Millard was born on 25 May 1724, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Nathaniel Millard, was 27 and her mother, Ruth Chase, was 34. She married Henry Wheeler on 12 May 1742, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 9 daughters. She died on 22 March 1798, in her hometown, at the age of 73, and was buried in Concord, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Henry Wheeler
Rebecca Millard
Marriage: 12 May 1742
Rebecca Wheeler
James Wheeler
Colonel Henry Wheeler
Hezekiah Wheeler
Jeremiah Wheeler
Rebekah Wheeler
Ruth Wheeler
Freelove Wheeler
Avis Wheeler
Suzannah Wheeler
Elizabeth Wheeler
Lydia Wheeler
Patience Wheeler
James Wheeler
Jeremiah Wheeler

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12 May 1742
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 52

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 52

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 59

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Gloucestershire and Worcestershire): variant of Millward .2 French (northern): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements mil ‘good’, ‘gracious’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.3 Southern French: from a variant spelling of Occitan milhar ‘millet field’ (from mil ‘millet’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Rebeckah Millerd, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Rebeckah Millerd, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Rebeckah Millerd, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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